Family Baseball Night + the 40mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens

Tonight we had a blast heading out to watch our local baseball team with our good friends Jen + Jonah and Jenny + Will, and our gang of loinfruits. It also gave us an opportunity to try out our newest lens, Canon's 40mm f/2.8 Pancake. This lens just came out yesterday, so don't be surprised if you've never heard of it before. We've been wanting a good lens to take with us when we travel or when we do fun family stuff, and this little guy fit the bill perfectly. It's barely bigger than the body cap on our cameras, and it's relatively fast, and as it turns out it has fantastic image quality and is very useable in the real world. We're actually planning on writing a full review of this lens sometime next week after using it at a wedding this weekend. Keep an eye out for that. Here's a few of our favorites from tonight.

Munchin' on some hot dogs...

Jonah was freaking out that a foul ball might come our direction...

Tonight was family night, so all of the kids got free hats...

Mindy and her ladies...

Now, Holden made quite an impression on this guy from the other team. They played catch and slapped five through the fence all evening, and then he gave Holden one of the game balls. Cute overload...

This goofy looking guy needs to trim his beard, but notice the lovely background blur that this little lens produces.

Garage Sale Time!

Hey Folks, we're making room for some new gear, so we need to get rid of a few of our less used items.  

- Canon EOS 40D // Includes body cap, battery grip, two batteries, charger and strap. // $450 SOLD!

 

- Jo-Totes  Rose Camera Bag // Marigold in color // $75 SOLD!

 

- Paul C. Buff Vagabond II Portable Battery // Recently replaced under warranty, literally brand new // $200

 

Send an email to info@braun-photography.com if you're interested. Serious inquiries only please. Pickup/dropoff in the Dayton area is free, if you're somewhere else you're responsible for any shipping charges. Once they're gone, they're gone.

 

This is the popular Paul C. Buff Vagabond II battery pack which we used to power our Alienbee flash unit in the field for about a year. The unit basically blew up, so it was sent in for repairs, but in the mean time we bought the smaller Vagabond Mini battery. When it finally came back from the service center, it came with an invoice for the repairs, and it turns out they actually replaced the entire battery and inverter unit. Other than the orange carrying bag, the whole thing is brand new and has never been used (outside of testing at our house). Check out the Paul C. Buff website for more information on this unit. It retails for $299, we're asking $200 even.